The April 30, 2016 edition of "City Health Beat," hosted by NY1 health reporter Erin Billups, features the following topics:

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to pump $2 billion into the city's struggling hospital system. We'll learn more about efforts to save the cash-strapped facilities.
  • New York Presbyterian opens the city's newest birthing center, as more women opt for less restrictive and more home-like birthing experiences.
  • The city's air quality sees improvement in most boroughs, but experts say more work needs to be done.
  • Dr. Alexander Kolevzon, Clinical Director of the Seaver Autism Center at The Mount Sinai Health System, talked about the latest developments in autism research and treatment. April is National Autism Awareness Month.